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State Center Community College District
  • Position Number: 2501120
  • Location: Madera, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Other Education (study of)

Counselor, Student Success (One Year Full-Time Temporary) Madera Community College

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 9/29/2021 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Madera Community College

Start Date: 09/15/2021

Essential Functions:
At Madera Community College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful faculty member will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:

  1. Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
  2. Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
  3. Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
  4. Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; and
  5. Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

Madera Community College seeks faculty members who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Divisions strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Madera Community College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve. Faculty members should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Madera Community College.

The ideal candidate will share Madera Community College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 5,000 students of which 66% are Latinx, 1% are Filipino, 6% are Asian, 3% are Black/African American, 19% are White, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% are multiracial.

MCC is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.

Reporting to the Dean of Students at Madera Community College, the Counselor will cover a full range of general counseling responsibilities, which include the following:

  • Provide comprehensive counseling services to students, including academic, career, personal and life transitions counseling on an appointment and walk-in basis;
  • Assist in the organization and implementation of matriculation activities, such as orientation, counseling and follow-up services to students;
  • Assist students with major selection, developing student education plans (SEPs), aligned with their educational goals and career pathways;
  • Assist with the development and implementation of the Guided Pathways, and the Student Equity Achievement (SEA), and other student success initiatives;
  • Assist and collaborate in developing programs and student support services with an emphasis on counseling services that will improve student access to college, increase student retention and completion rates, emphasis on improving counseling services to reduce achievement gaps for our under-served and minoritized students;
  • Work collaboratively with instructional faculty, staff, and administrators in the development of student success initiatives and provision of counseling in support of guided pathways and other programs, including but not limited to first year experience programs;
  • Assist, as needed, with articulation, student outreach, and recruitment activities;
  • Provide assistance and referrals to on/off campus resources and student support services including Admissions & Records, EOPS, CalWORKs, Career/Transfer &Employment Center, DSP&S, Financial Aid, Academic Success Centers, STEM, TRiO, and off-campus community resources;
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, trainings, and other professional development activities to maintain the expertise required to provide accurate and reliable information and support to students seeking to complete a certificate, associate degree, or transfer;
  • Providing assistance to new and prospective students with college applications and college orientation;
  • Serve and attend department, college, and district committees as needed;
  • Monitor and implement programs in compliance with federal, State, district, and college regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Provide counseling services, as needed, during days, evenings, and weekends at off-site locations;
  • Develop and/or revise curriculum and programs, including program review and developing and accessing student learning outcomes for courses and programs to improve student learning;
  • Participate in the accreditation process;
  • Communicate effectively with students and staff and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Develop and/or utilize technologies for classroom presentations;
  • Work with colleagues within and beyond the discipline to implement the guided pathways concept to promote student success and completion;
  • Participate in student recruitment activities; and
  • Otherwise fulfil all of the duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean of Students

Minimum Qualifications:
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; AND

  • Masters in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy or marriage, family and child counseling;


  • A valid California Community College Credential;


  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).

(NOTE: A bachelors degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience and skill incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students;
  • Experience in developing Student Education Plans (SEPs) for community college students;
  • Experience with advising students on the requirements for Associate degrees and Associate Degree for Transfer and general education patterns for both CSU&UC;
  • Experience participating in outreach, recruitment and matriculation activities;
  • Demonstrated understanding of Student Equity and Achievement (SEA), Guided Pathways, and/or other student success initiatives;
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement innovative teaching methodologies;
  • Commitment to interacting and working successfully as a team with instructors, and other colleagues;
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and assisting students to succeed;
  • Capacity to contribute to the total operation of Student Services including Department, Division, and College responsibilities;
  • Skilled in implementing current educational technology methods and tools including providing online counseling and virtual record keeping;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others to monitor data and track student academic progress to ensure effective counseling and student engagement practices are used to support program outcomes;
  • Knowledge and experience in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing;
  • Memberships in professional organizations;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.

Conditions of Employment:
181 duty days per year, pro-rated based on start date.

Salary and Benefits:
Starting annual salary is $60,678 $91,350 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,270 is available. Salary and stipends are prorated based on start date. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.

The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the ecommended candidates. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and College President for final interviews.

A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.

For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St., Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Madera Community College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. MCOUN-COU (SLOT 2306).

Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information:
This is a full-time, one year temporary position. The District may fill more than one position from this pool. State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified professionals, administration, students and community partners.

About the College
Located in the heart of California, Madera Community College (MCC) is the fourth (4th) and newest college in State Center Community College District. Madera Community College offers affordable, quality education for residents of Madera County and nearby communities. The college is focused on student success, with comprehensive, innovative programs in transfer/general education, occupational education, and developmental education that motivates and empowers students to be successful.

Madera Community College is the first California community college established as a fully Guided Pathways college, helping students navigate their way to success at the community college level. Guided Pathways is a transformational framework that focuses on reviewing and revising college policies, procedures and practices with the goal of designing with the student in mind. Guided Pathways presents courses in the context of highly structured, educationally coherent program maps that align with students goals for careers and further education. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.

About the College Center
The Madera Community College Center at Oakhurst (MCCO) is a center of Madera Community College. It is located just 20 minutes from the South entrance to Yosemite National Park and just minutes away from the Sierra National Forest. The campus provides opportunity and access to higher education for a geographically isolated population in Eastern Madera County. The campus currently serves Oakhurst, Mariposa County, Coarsegold, North Fork and the surrounding communities with over 75 courses in a variety of study areas. The center is slated to open a new permanent campus in Fall 2021.

Madera Community College Mission
Empowering our students to succeed in an ever-changing world. We proudly provide quality instruction and strong community partnerships that support students academic and workforce goals. We offer innovative and life-changing opportunities in a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment. We value our students personal and social growth through responsive and interactive college experiences. We inspire hope and promote a passion for learning. We transform students lives through high quality college programs and services resulting in degrees, certificates, transfer programs, and career skills.

Madera Community College Vision
Madera Community College builds effective partnerships, strengthens communities, and transforms lives.

MADERA COMMUNITY COLLEGE VALUES STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH: Connection and Collaboration Equity and Inclusivity Trust and Accountability

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